POLITICAL PARTICIPATION AND THE INTERNET
The aim of this paper is to review the main questions dealt with by the literature on the effect of Internet on political participation. The paper distinguishes three relevant aspects: the estimation of the impact of Internet on the levels and types of political participation; the analysis of the causal mechanisms that lie behind the relationship between Internet use and participation; and the effect of the Internet on participatory inequalities. We conclude by identifying the aspects on which there is a relative consensus among scholars, the debates surrounding controversial conclusions obtained from different empirical analyses, and those questions where further research seems particularly necessary.
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Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Department de Ciencia Politica i Dret Public, Edifici B, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Bellaterra, Spain
Publication date: September 1, 2009